An Integrated Approach for Community Supervision Professionals

victimThis Guide provides a comprehensive overview of available information on victims’ rights and services. It is informed by the foundational work of many advocates, academics and community corrections professionals. While the Guide will outline specific tools and resources to inform your work, it is worth noting that there is no “one size fits all” approach that will work across all scenarios. There may be information in the Guide that will require you to self-reflect on your practice as it relates to the needs of victims, however, you are the best judge on how and when to use this resource.

This guide was developed under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections (NIC). The National Institute of Corrections funded the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.


Maureen Baker, MA
Erica King, MSW
Tara Wheeler, MA

Key Contributors

Anne Conners, MPH
Mara Sanchez



Recommended Citation

If you use this guide to inform training, practice, or other efforts to improve the field, please use the following citation:

Baker, M, King, E & Wheeler, T. (2016). Working with Victims of Crime: An Integrated Approach for Community Supervision Professionals. URL for cited chapter